Immature Spiny Flower Mantis from South Africa

Thought you might like the pics.

Immature Spiny Flower Mantis

Thought you might like the pics.
Location: Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
November 25, 2010 12:34 pm
I spotted this little critter sitting in a flower bush outside my backdoor. I believe its an Immature Spiny Flower Mantis (Pseudocreobotra Ocellata) – hope thats right! In one of the pics, its chewing on a bee! Beautiful little prey mantis.
Signature: Ryan

Immature Spiny Flower Mantis

Dear Ryan,
The Spiny Flower Mantis from South Africa is one of the most spectacular of the numerous Preying Mantis species found around the world, and we are lucky to be able to post your awesome photographs.  We are thrilled that we can also tag your letter as Food Chain because of the image where the immature Spiny Flower Mantis is feeding upon a bee.  We are not certain how to distinguish
Pseudocreobotra ocellata from Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii, and the Zooillogix website doesn’t provide any description.

Spiny Flower Mantis eats Bee

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